How Long Does Probate Take in Minnesota?

Probate is the process in which a deceased person’s assets are gathered, debts are paid, and assets are distributed to beneficiaries. Basically, it is the court-overseen process of wrapping up a person’s affairs. Probate can be a lengthy process. In fact, the time it takes for probate to complete is a major reason many people…

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What Do You Need to Know About Probate?

If you have ever considered or participated in estate planning, the term “probate” has likely come up. What is probate and why is it important? Is probate helpful or harmful to your estate planning? Read on to learn more. Simply put, probate is the legal process by which a person’s property is transferred to recipients…

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Who Owns Your Home?

A Minnesota Estate Planning Lawyer Urges You to Verify Who Is On Your Deed.  Betty calls me because her husband, John, recently passed away and she needs help on what she should do now. We meet and I discover that John had a will leaving everything to Betty. Betty explains that their home is jointly…

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You Inherit A Home, Now What?

A Minnesota Probate Lawyer Explains Some of Your Options Upon Inheriting a Home When you inherit a house, your primary concern should be figuring out how to secure and maintain the home until you decide what to do with it. Can family or neighbors help? Do you need to install a security system? Can someone…

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